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Old 05-30-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Efficiency from MoreBeer milled grain

Hey everyone I had a brew day today and I got my grains crushed from MoreBeer.com. I had such a smooth brew day but my efficiency was low, only 68%, where I based my recipe on efficiency of 75%. I am trying to figure out why I missed and I am wondering about the crush, does anyone ever get their grain milled by MoreBeer, and how has your efficiency been?

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Old 05-31-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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That was right about where my efficiency was with grain crushed from morebeer. Once I got my own mill, I was just under 80%.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Bringing back a zombie thread here, but I've been having the same issue with morebeer milled grains. If I buy/mill at the LHBS I get 80%. Order milled from MB and it is under 70%.

Time to get a mill....

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Old 09-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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I just got an order from morebeer and thought that they had forgot to mill the grains. This crush looks absolutely pathetic. I usually never purchase homebrewing ingredients online but had a gift certificate I won from a competition

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Old 09-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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The only grains I've ever ordered from Morebeer were barely crushed at all....pisses me off, too, because they charge you extra. That's why I crush all my grains at home now.

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Hmm, I might have had the same trouble with the Zythos IPA kit I got from them recently. Although I was also mashing 14 pounds of grain in a 5.5 gallon cooler at about 1.1 quarts per pound, which seems to have given me about 64% efficiency.

I guess it's one way for them to sell more mills...

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Old 09-05-2013, 11:08 PM   #7
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But you didn't get a stuck sparge, did you?

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Old 09-06-2013, 12:58 AM   #8
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I don't understand why they don't just adjust their mill better. The kit I got is Jamil's chocolate hazelnut porter.. by my calculations I should get a 1.078 og from the ingredients, but the ingredient sheet says the "estimated morebeer! range" is 1.059-1.063. It's almost like they do this crap on purpose or something

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #9
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i hit 71.5% on my 1st all-grain batch with MB grains a couple weeks ago and about 67% on a partial mash in July.

Personally, I'm ok with those results.

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #10
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I bought milled grains from Morebeer once. After I received them, I promptly went to LHBS and bought a barley crusher. I then ran the Morebeer "milled" grains through the mill. I hit 81%.

Their crush is terrible; however it doesn't hurt to add an extra pound or two to compensate if you can't drop the $100-plus for a mill.

But seriously. The crush is terrible.

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